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Don’t Judge Transit By the Gridlock on Nearby Roads

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Sound Transit is beginning to build a light rail line between downtown Seattle and its booming eastern suburbs. It's expected to eventually carry 50,000 riders each day. Parts of the route will run on highways, and the expectation is that the rail line will reduce traffic congestion. This is often how transit projects are framed -- as congestion cures -- and that's a problem, says The Urbanist's Doug Trumm.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Sergio Gutierrez, 45, in Wakefield, Remains at Large (NY1)
  • Citi Bike May Soon Come to the Bronx and Staten Island (DNA, NewsPost)
  • Daily News Calls on Cuomo to Back Toll Reform to Fund Transit
  • No Answers on Deteriorating Subway Service; De Blasio Chimes In (PoliticoAMNY, NewsNYT)
  • More Coverage of Yesterday’s Fair Fares Rally: GothamistVoice, News
  • Queens Boulevard Vision Zero Improvements Are Saving Lives (NY1)
  • Trottenberg Downplays Expectations for City’s Congestion Plan (AMNY)
  • Leave It to the Brooklyn Paper to Sensationalize One of NYC’s Most Important Street Safety Projects
  • Bay Ridge Council Candidate Takes On “Excessive Ticketing” for Blocking Bike Lanes (Eagle)
  • Jumaane Williams Threw a Twitter Tantrum Over “Arbitrary” 25 MPH Speed Limit (1, 2)
  • NYPD Officer Backs Into Pedestrian in Bed-Stuy; Victim Hospitalized (News)
  • When DOT Stripes Crosswalks Around Illegally Parked Cars, Drivers Are the Victims (Bklyn Paper)

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